One of Donald Trump’s Secret Service agents has died after suffering a stroke while protecting him during his recent visit to Scotland. The agent, who had 19 years’ experience, collapsed while he was working in Scotland during the U.S. President’s diplomatic mission to Europe. He fell ill at Turnberry on Sunday, Trump’s golf resort in Ayrshire where he spent the weekend.
He had been receiving ‘critical care’ from medics in Scotland but died on Tuesday morning, surrounded by members of his immediate family. The U.S. secret service confirmed the death ‘with great sadness and regret’ in a statement and described the man as a ‘dedicated professional of the highest order’.
It added: ‘The secret service thanks the medical personnel in Scotland, in addition to the members of the White House Medical Unit and Police Scotland who provided exceptional care and support for a member of our family.’ The service has not released the man’s name to give his family privacy and time to inform others. Meanwhile, thousands of protesters have been thanked by police for their ‘good behaviour’ during Donald Trump’s stay in Scotland.